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“Contemporary sister to the Mariinsky” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Mariinsky Theatre Concert Hall

Mariinsky Theatre Concert Hall
Pisareva st., 20 | Entrance from Dekabristov Street, 37, St. Petersburg, Russia
+7 812 326 4141
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Ranked #38 of 1,065 Attractions in St. Petersburg
Type: Theaters
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“Contemporary sister to the Mariinsky”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2012

Sadly, I was not able to get tickets to the Wagner opera at the original Mariinsky Theater while in St Petersburg, but I saw Mozart's Magic Flute performed in the Russian language, which was a kick! The talent of the company was fabulous. I prefer historic theaters for opera, so was a little disappointed by the spare modern interior, and the sets were minimal, but he actors/singers and costumes were brilliant!

Visited September 2012
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“The best value in St Petersburg”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

A wonderful venue to experience the great Kirov orchestra and many world-famous musicians. Each summer, Valery Gergiev returns for the season of 'White Nights' and conducts a variety of great pieces in this fabulous concert hall. The prices are really good value and there are concerts most evenings to be followed, perhaps, by a stroll through the streets of this great city which has such light nights in May and June that it never really gets dark.

Visited June 2012
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“Very unpolite security guard”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2012

As a ballet lover, I was disappointed that during our visit there were no ballet performances in Marinskii, but Myfair Lady was fearured... never the less we went to visit the builing and also to see the new Marinskii still under construction..... we entered the lobby and I could see that there is a theatre shop, wanted to enter, but a security guard started to shout at us in Russian and very unpolitely let us know that it is closed and we are not supposed to walk that way.... to make it firm, he also shut the door behind us..... very weird reaction in a theatre... also we asked if we could see the auditorium, but no chance...... so we were pretty disappointed.... we travelled from abroad and hoped that we could at least have a glimpse of this world famous thatre....... we could not get further than the area where they sell the tickets..... would suggest that they make theatre visit tours at least a few times/week

Visited July 2012
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St. Petersburg, Russia
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“Concert Hall & the Stars White Nights”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2012

Was still last night to listen Brahms concert with Alyona Baeva Violin directed by Valery Gergiev, it was just amazing! Do not miss those concerts during June as just great

Visited June 2012
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“Brilliant acoustics”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2012

heard two concerts conducted by Gergiev. The acoustics cannot be faulted

Visited June 2012
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